COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM WELCOMES ALL TO FORD COMMUNITY DAY MADE POSSIBLE BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND
Free Museum Admission on Sunday, December 17, 2017
Kane Brown to headline a day of activity that includes Songwriter Sessions with Jesse Lee and Paul Overstreet, a Musician Spotlight with Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Hatch Show Print demonstrations and more.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., – December 14, 2017 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is pleased to partner with the Ford Motor Company Fund for the museum’s ninth Ford Community Day. Museum admission will be FREE from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 as a way to say “thank you” to the Middle Tennessee community and to reward lucky out-of-town visitors. Tours of Hatch Show Print and Historic RCA Studio B will also be free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
In addition to touring the exhibit galleries, visitors can choose from a variety of programs and events that offer fun for all ages. Activities in the Taylor Swift Education Center will feature dancing and hands-on art and music making throughout the day. Ford Community Day events include:
- Creative Zone: Drop-In Holiday Hat-Making
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Family Program: Drop-In Square Dance
10:00 a.m. – noon
- Drop-In Hatch Show Print Letterpress Art
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Photos with Santa
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Songwriter Session: Jesse Lee
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
- Family Program: Drop-In Musical Petting Zoo
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
- Musician Spotlight: Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Performance: Kane Brown
- Family Program: Beginner Banjo Lesson
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Songwriter Session: Paul Overstreet
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Although the brief performance by Kane Brown will be free, a program pass will be required for admittance to the performance. Guests can make reservations beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. A limited number of program passes will also be available at the museum on Sunday. For additional programming information or to make a reservation for this performance, visit countrymusichalloffame.org/ford.
“The Middle Tennessee Ford Dealers along with Ford Motor Company look forward to again offering the opportunity to enjoy the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s premier educational experiences at no cost,” says John Barker, Owner, Two Rivers Ford. “Ford’s ties to country music run deep. Henry Ford launched many of his early models at fiddling competitions across the U.S., knowing that country music and the stories behind it were strongly connected to the everyday American. As a long-time partner of the Hall, the Ford Motor Company Fund is proud to support Ford Community Day as it allows us to honor our traditions of supporting music and giving back to our community.”
“As a non-profit organization and one of the leading arts institutions in the United States, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum makes it a priority to give back to the local community,” said Steve Turner, chairman of the museum’s board of officers and trustees. “Each year, the Ford Motor Company Fund generously allows the museum to open its doors for free to the public. We are grateful for their support and excited to make the museum available to our community for what is sure to be a memorable day.”
Ford Community Day visitors who show their Ford key will receive 10 percent off purchases in the Museum Store, Circa and Hatch Show Print, and on food and beverage purchases at Red Onion and Bajo Sexto (excludes alcohol and gift certificates).
Visitors who wish to purchase a museum membership on this day will receive a 20 percent discount on any Individual or Family Level membership. The discount will be honored on December 17 at the membership desk and online. Visit countrymusichalloffame.org/bandtogether and use discount code FORD20.